8 Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Oak Room
August 15 – October 3
October 10 – November 28
December 5 – January 23 (2017)

$40 members / $50 non-members (includes Arboretum Admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class

This is a self-directed workshop (no official instructor) that provides a supportive, encouraging environment for those who wish to pursue their artistic endeavors in watercolor, graphite, pastels, etc. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to develop at your own speed in your own media while being in the company of those with like interests.

October 8 & 9, 2016
9:00am to 3:30pm / Oak Room
Entrance to the exhibition is free with Arboretum admission. Members free.

The Art Workshop proudly presents an exhibit that will include the plants, birds, and landscapes of the Arboretum in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and mixed media.

“These Monday Morning Painters gather each week to enjoy making watercolor or color pencil creations. No teacher, but lots of friendly help. We welcome all levels of skill, and we learn from each other. Come join us!”

BOTANICAL ART – Monthly Series
4 Tuesdays per month
10am-2pm (includes lunch break) / Oak Room
Instructor: Cristina Baltayian
$275 Arboretum members per month / $295 non-members per month (includes Arboretum Admission)
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23
September No Class
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22
December 6, 13, 20, 27

These classes will be exploring color pencil, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor on various papers, vellum and other surfaces. The emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. In conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California.

September 3rd, 7:00-9:30 Garden Night Photography
October 1st, 7:00pm-9:30 Garden Night Photography
October 29th, 6:30-9:00pm Garden Night Photography
Instructor: Frank McDonough
$30 members / $40 non-members
Call 626.821.4623 to register or pay at the class

Night offers unique photographic opportunities in the garden so come join us for this special session. Share your night photography techniques with other photographers. Special emphasis will be placed on the ‘Painting with Light’ technique, so bring your ‘big gun’ flashlights.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:00am – 12:00pm
$35 Members; $45 non-members (all materials included) and includes Arboretum Admission.
Instructor: Marla Carter & Mary Hampton
Preregistration required: please call 626.821.4623 to register.

Using fresh greens (both the traditional and the unusual) from the Arboretum grounds, PLUS an incredible variety of greens from the LA Flower Mart, make a wreath to welcome in the holidays. All wreath materials, frame and wire will be provided.

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